Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fabula: De Tubicine Captivo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Tubicine Captivo, the story of the trumpeter on trial during the war. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Tubicen quidam
in bello
captivus detinebatur.
Qui
Hostes supplicabundus orabat
ut non se interficerent,
quandoquidem
totum inermis esset
et nullum eorum vulnerasset.
Cui sic Hostes:
“Quia tu sis inermis
et pugnandi excors,
ideo moriere,
qui
tubae cantu
inimicos nostros
ad pugnam concitaveris.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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